January 10, 2016

Licked by Brooke Blaine Review

L.A. Liaisons #1
by Brooke Blaine
Published on November 10th 2015
Brooke Blaine, 227 pages

As the owner of Licked, an eclectic ice creamery and bar, Ryleigh Phillips doesn't have time for that love stuff. Serving up Nibble My Nuts sundaes and Drunken Sailor boozy shakes are as close to an orgasmic affair as she's had in months thanks to her expanding empire—until the night of her ten-year high school reunion. 

When Ryleigh's crush, gorgeous ex-football god Cameron Mathis, comes streaking into her life (literally—streaking), she begins to wonder if she really can have it all. 

Wouldn't it just figure that the moment you think life is perfect is when it falls spectacularly apart? 

Enter Hunter Morgan, the contractor in charge of Licked's renovations. Devastatingly handsome, and a smartass to boot, he's got his eyes on Ryleigh from the moment he finds her passed out on his couch (yeah, that's a long story). There's just one tiny complication—he happens to be Cameron's best friend. 

When the lines between relationships and friendships blur, and it's impossible to choose between two delicious flavors, what's a girl to do? Taste a sample of each? Or go out and get LICKED?

- Goodreads.com description
I was starting to think that my reading mojo was gone. I haven't read any book since Christmas and booh. No clue what happened. When I picked up this book a few days ago and thought to myself, I will read few chapters and go to sleep. I ended up reading more than half of the book till 5am in the morning. I missed this feeling!

Reading Licked was exciting! I could feel the excitement in my belly, and oh the butterflies! Pure-awesomeness. 

January 01, 2016

Best Books I’ve Read in 2015

Every end of the year I try to sum up the things that happened that year, and the best books I've read. This year I will combine it a little.

I will start with the most important, and the best thing I ever did. I graduated from Edinburgh Uni, and I got my Master degree in Psychology of Individual Differences. I've spent most of the first part of the year doing my experiment, and writing my Master dissertation. It was hard work.

I also lived in Denmark for 4 months in the Fall, where I did a Folk high school. I had a blast, and I learned German, and finally started learning French. I also learn many other things, like current affairs, music,  some society, and politics. 

I travelled a lot - I visited Paris in June (super awesome, I loved it!), Hamburg in September, Brussels and Amsterdam in October, Flensburg and Copenhagen in November, and a road trip (I always wanted to go for a road trip!) from Denmark to Slovenia on which I visited Hamburg, Hannover, Nürnberg, München, and Salzburg. It was a great year for traveling! 

Back to books! This year was also a great year for reading. In the past two years, I did not have much time to read, because of work and Uni. But this year I made an attempt to fix this. Reading makes me happy and lowers my levels of stress. And I am not gonna lie to you, it was quite stressful. But nonetheless, I finished my reading challenge! What I also managed to finish are some of my favourite series that have been with me for years now, like the Lux series, the Covenant series, the Darkest Minds series, and the Article 5 series. I'm gonna miss some of my favourite characters ever!

And here are my Top 10 books I've read in 2015:

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In no particular order;
Wild by Sophie Jordan
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
Legend by Marie Lu
Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby
It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Overall, it has been a great year! I accomplished one of my major life goals, I traveled a lot, and I have read so many great books! I am excited, and looking forward to 2016! 

With all the best wishes,

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